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Date: 09/04/06 02:22 AM

83 Responses to Jiffy Lube Rip-Offs

  1. Profile photo of flipz4
    flipz4 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 1:20 am
    Link: Jiffy Lube Rip-Offs - Undercover reporter finds disturbing results.
  2. Profile photo of smart_sumo
    smart_sumo Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:31 am
    wow...that`s pretty messed up
  3. Profile photo of mobrule
    mobrule Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:32 am
    yea it is
  4. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:36 am
    "Well jiffy lube confirmed to us in this e-mail that I printed off just to show to the camera even though you probably won`t be able to read it, that was the district manager."
  5. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:43 am
    Yeah, definitely messed up. I mean, seriously. Why not just do the freakin` work?
  6. Profile photo of LKJSlain
    LKJSlain Female 18-29
    648 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 2:47 am
    I`m honestly starting to wonder if ALL car places are like this. I get my car work done at an entirely different chain and honestly? The thing rumbles or breaks down WAY more often than it should. It`s only a 2000. Common! :P Having the dumb thing fixed every two months or whatever is starting to cost MORE than just buying a brand new CAR!
  7. Profile photo of gdady
    gdady Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:49 am
    never bring my sl 500 there again
  8. Profile photo of reb0rn4never
    reb0rn4never Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:59 am
    I AM FILLED WITH VENGEFUL RAGE
  9. Profile photo of pepper54
    pepper54 Female 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 3:06 am
    That`s why I always watch with anything they do. And make them show me everything they change and such. I ask to see the old one if they are replacing something and usually take the old part with me. I just know being a woman it is more likely for me to get ripped of at places like this so I try to take extra care to make sure the work I paid for actually gets done.
  10. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    September 4, 2006 at 3:13 am
    busted
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    mikadobeta Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 3:16 am
    i knew it. mystery solved.
  12. Profile photo of burn_
    burn_ Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 3:23 am
    Imagine what kind of feeling it was for the guy to get busted!!

    I just got an oil change a week ago to! 3 hours was an aufwul long time, even for a que line..

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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 3:29 am
    Having just been thru a similar screwing, my rage is barely containable...the jasper trans i paid for wasnt installed, a junker was & my car was returned with a toll violation, broken window, a flashlight, teddy bear was stolen- all the while professed the car was immobile (despite an extra 750 miles on it)- but the choad LEFT HIS F*NG CD`S IN MY CD CADDY!

    There will be hell to pay!

  14. Profile photo of reb0rn4never
    reb0rn4never Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 3:38 am
    BURN ALL THE JIFFY LUBES TO THE GROUND!!
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    mrfett3463 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 3:43 am
    AHAHHAHA I work at wal-mart and I know people have been getting F`ed in the A at Jiffy Lube for a long time. I see examples of their work and I get their angry customers all the time.
  16. Profile photo of dragon91
    dragon91 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 4:05 am
    I use to work in an auto shop(not jiffy lube) and let me tell you they`re not all crooks. We ran a good honest business. If you paid for it you got it. So don`t go thinking all auto places are out to rip ya off.

    Tips:
    Ask to see the old parts.
    Know your car and what it needs.
    Stick around and watch the work or come back early to see them finish it.
    If you don`t know what the are saying ask questions. If they can`t answer them then telll them no.
    If they say your car needs something ask them to show you. Seeing it for yourself makes it easier to know if you really need it.
    Record your mileage, ect before dropping it off. A few miles for test driving in some cases is normal, but more then 5 I`d ask questions.
    Lastly get everything in writing. Otherwise the supposed garrenties could just disappear and then you have no proof.

    ~dragon~

  17. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
    1265 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 4:19 am
    Surprise, surprise, everyone`s drating crooked.
  18. Profile photo of _steerpike
    _steerpike Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 4:19 am
    I always had a weird feeling about jiffy lube.

    go to midas. i heard they`re incredibly honest.

  19. Profile photo of tawnymw1988
    tawnymw1988 Female 18-29
    207 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 4:52 am
    And that, lovelies, is why I take the bus.
  20. Profile photo of Isykle
    Isykle Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 4:56 am
    i`ll second midas i go there and have never had a problem and everything is in writhing before any work ever gets done
  21. Profile photo of kimmylearose
    kimmylearose Female 18-29
    297 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 4:58 am
    how can you trust a company called `jiffy lube` anyway?
  22. Profile photo of tawnymw1988
    tawnymw1988 Female 18-29
    207 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 5:38 am
    The name reminds me a bit of a sex shop...
  23. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 5:50 am
    lol punked.
  24. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 6:55 am
    ooo Owned lol
  25. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 6:57 am
    there are none of those in Europe
  26. Profile photo of ottopotomas
    ottopotomas Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 6:59 am
    silly. thats like leaving your keys in your car and complaining that someone stole it. Obviously it is immoral to steal a car, but its going to happen. If you`re stupid enough to believe the tripe mechanics say then you deserve to be robbed.
  27. Profile photo of numbskull84
    numbskull84 Male 13-17
    144 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 7:56 am
    alrght, im going to school to be an auto technician, so this crap just pisses me off. If my teacher ever found out that i did that to one of our customers, id probably be kicked form the school by the end of that day.
  28. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    September 4, 2006 at 8:17 am
    Wow.

    "Jiffy Lube" indeed!

  29. Profile photo of 10Bears
    10Bears Male 30-39
    452 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 8:32 am
    here in the UK, any sentence containing "Jiffy Lube" and "I`ve been stiffed", can`t help but raise a smile ;-)
    You darn yanks make us laugh
  30. Profile photo of Guinstar
    Guinstar Female 13-17
    572 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 10:04 am
    "So they stiffed you?"
    "They stiffed us."
    "Stiffed in 5 out of 9 shops?"
    "Yes, stiffed good and proper"

    <or something like that>

    hahahaha.:-D I`m sure they did that on purpose.

  31. Profile photo of UberJimmy
    UberJimmy Male 18-29
    43 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 10:19 am
    hah, for once my paranoia has come in handy. I do all that stuff you guys were talking about earlier (recording mileage and asking to see old parts, etc.) I also refuse to go anywhere when they`re working on my car I`ll bring lunch and a lawn chair with me and just relax for a little while.
  32. Profile photo of sims2luver
    sims2luver Female 13-17
    797 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 11:23 am
    My car`s lighting was messed up so it was taken to carmax. When it came back from the shop the lighting still wasn`t working right. And it cost almost $60. What a rip off.
  33. Profile photo of PrKitty
    PrKitty Female 18-29
    370 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 11:26 am
    LOL Walmart does that. They told my friend they were going to change his oil for like $50 and he got his car back and noticed that it was driving like it needed an oil change (you can feel the difference). So he opened the hood and checked the oil himself, only to find it bone dry. So follow dragon91`s tips, they seem really helpful!
  34. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 11:40 am
    Dragon and Pepper have the right idea. If you watch them they won`t pull this poo.
  35. Profile photo of Gleeballs
    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 11:41 am
    oh and 10bears you are an idiot.
  36. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 11:56 am
    luckily, my dad repairs our car by himself. And it costs maybe an hour of work, like 40 bucks. So we don`t have to worry about that :D
  37. Profile photo of M3ntal1313
    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
    448 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 12:00 pm
    O jiffy lube RIP off...
  38. Profile photo of Woot45
    Woot45 Female 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 12:07 pm
    luckily, my dad repairs our car by himself. And it costs maybe an hour of work, like 40 bucks. So we don`t have to worry about that :D
  39. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 12:26 pm
    "silly. thats like leaving your keys in your car and complaining that someone stole it. Obviously it is immoral to steal a car, but its going to happen. If you`re stupid enough to believe the tripe mechanics say then you deserve to be robbed."
    no, thats nothing what it is like.
    this is payin someone to clean the inside of your car, but they steal it to do their errands then give it back to you. theres a big difference.
    either way, how else would you get your car fized? do it yourself? good luck.
  40. Profile photo of po__
    po__ Female 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 12:27 pm
    A big Nelson HAHA.
  41. Profile photo of solidsteel
    solidsteel Male 13-17
    251 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 12:59 pm
    Ya with a name "Jiffy Lube" they don`t have the time to do it. So they do a half ass*ed job.
  42. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 1:01 pm
    I had a freind, Mr. Morris, on the inside of the whole Jiffy Lube conspiracy. This was a few years ago but even then he told me to never take my car to Jiffy Lube, and he WORKED THERE! He would tell me all kinds of stories just like this one where someone would pay for a service and it wasn`t done. Most of the time just because the mechanics were too lazy to do the actual work they would just take the money, pretend to work on the car, then give it back. Like that fuel filter change the guy asked for in the clip. He mentioned having to drop down the gas tank in order to be able to replace it. This is not an easy task and so they just don`t do it. Unacceptable by any business`s standards and practices, even outside the US. I hope we see the BBB and the SEC involved in this.
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    gcxj220 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 1:33 pm
    Everytime I see this one manager at Jiffy Lube, I would pay him "under the table" so that I would only have to pay $20 for their "signature service". So, I knew they were shady to begin with. But after watching this, who knows what they were doing to my car!
  44. Profile photo of slinky0
    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 2:13 pm
    How sweet to see those bastards get caught on tape.
  45. Profile photo of JpKllA
    JpKllA Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:29 pm
    This is not surprising. Everyone who went to a car shop has probably been ripped off atleast twice. Car dealers and car shops are the number one most notorious jobs picked by the American populace.
  46. Profile photo of Pyreamagic
    Pyreamagic Female 13-17
    185 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 2:40 pm
    Ha, that mustve been seriously embarrassing to get caught out like that.
  47. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 2:48 pm
    Like they`ll really take care of it
  48. Profile photo of elyse_42
    elyse_42 Female 18-29
    344 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 3:02 pm
    Drangon91 thanx for thee tips and this is why we get my grandpa to fix our car becuase we can trust him and people theres a thing called D.I.Y
    and we should all try it out!
  49. Profile photo of diddleysquat
    diddleysquat Male 30-39
    205 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 3:33 pm
    Jiffy Lube is a ripoff to begin with. Bastards.
  50. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 3:44 pm
    This is not an isolated issue, I assure you. My parents have experienced similar problems. DO NOT shop at Jiffy Lube.
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    onlytati Female 18-29
    395 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 3:46 pm
    wow
    thats crazy, theres one i always go to right next to my house...
  52. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 4:07 pm
    It asked me to install something..?
  53. Profile photo of FrogBomb
    FrogBomb Male 13-17
    161 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 4:28 pm
    lol, don`t buy stock in Jiffy Lube.
  54. Profile photo of monert
    monert Female 18-29
    799 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 4:52 pm
    There bad.
  55. Profile photo of latino_heat
    latino_heat Male 13-17
    59 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 4:57 pm
    i think my dad went to a jiffy lube a couple days ago. i hope they didnt rip him off.
  56. Profile photo of rozie49
    rozie49 Female 50-59
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    September 4, 2006 at 5:03 pm
    had the same thing happen to me once...never going back to those rats again!!
  57. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    September 4, 2006 at 5:28 pm
    As dragon mentioned... ask for the old parts.
    And ideally, know your vehicle somewhat, and watch them do the work.
  58. Profile photo of KickinDonkey
    KickinDonkey Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 5:37 pm
    stupid bastards deserve to die and go to hell and whatever comes next and is even worse.
  59. Profile photo of zoogle
    zoogle Female 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 5:38 pm
    why is it called jiffy lube?
  60. Profile photo of kic90army
    kic90army Female 13-17
    207 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 5:43 pm
    jiffy lube sux. if u got a lambs tire and auto to there! its good and got good prices. and i know the sons of the guy who owns it
  61. Profile photo of Schooler90
    Schooler90 Male 18-29
    598 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 6:08 pm
    5 words, DONT GO TO JIFFY LUBE
  62. Profile photo of shizzaster
    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    September 4, 2006 at 6:37 pm
    why does it not work for me?
  63. Profile photo of drurygal
    drurygal Female 18-29
    147 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 8:00 pm
    I got my last oil change at Jiffy Lube just because I wanted the Early Bird Special. They tried to pull a fast one (they did the work, but they tried to charge regular price).

    Anyway, I caught him, and he pretended like the price I told him was what he actually quoted. I never saw that particular guy again, and the other employees treated me like gold the rest of the time. Makes me wonder if they were worried I`d report them. :-P

  64. Profile photo of phaseout2004
    phaseout2004 Male 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 8:04 pm
    THERE ARE MORE VIDEOS

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/jiff...

  65. Profile photo of yaoninja
    yaoninja Male 13-17
    90 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 8:33 pm
    this is one of those sweet jobs where you catch them in the act and you get to question them and watch them squirm as they try to find a way out of their act even though they know theyre screwed
    heres my advice: tell the truth and apologize instead of saying crap like, no im not stephen ayoub,
  66. Profile photo of JMF145
    JMF145 Male 18-29
    376 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 9:30 pm
    d-aaaa-aaaaaaaaa-mmm-mmmmm!!!!
  67. Profile photo of EstiloPanama
    EstiloPanama Female 18-29
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    September 4, 2006 at 10:26 pm
    darn it.
  68. Profile photo of Salkraps
    Salkraps Male 13-17
    110 posts
    September 4, 2006 at 11:08 pm
    AAAARGH I knew it! Those freaking jiffy lube demons! I hate them!!!! AHH!
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    glocktypus Female 18-29
    430 posts
    September 5, 2006 at 12:08 am
    Maaco is worse I can`t even sart to tell you about that place, why the haven`t had a class action lawsuit is beyond me...
  70. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2006 at 12:18 am
    Diversity, anyone?
  71. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2006 at 6:12 am
    If you are going to Jiffy Lube then you deserve what you get. It is well known that they are scam artists. $79 for an oil change with synthetic? I laughed pulled through and went to Wal-Mart. $30 later I had changed my own oil in the parking lot of my apartment complex. Another $10 to dispose of my old oil! SCREW YOU JIFFY LUBE preying on the hopelessly car maintenance impaired! I hope they lost MUCHO buisness.
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    squee13 Female 18-29
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    September 5, 2006 at 6:23 am
    i was expecting a report about putting anti-freeze in sex lube or sumthing... im very dissapointed
  73. Profile photo of Galenor
    Galenor Male 13-17
    63 posts
    September 5, 2006 at 9:03 am
    Wow, holy cow. I`ve seen the same with TV repairs too - scary business. I`d find a local repairman which people have used a lot and just give him a call :)
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    zoogle Female 18-29
    269 posts
    September 5, 2006 at 2:43 pm
    it sounds like a compay tht sells lubricant....
  75. Profile photo of jackass681
    jackass681 Male 13-17
    55 posts
    September 5, 2006 at 3:08 pm
    how cool. i live in canoga park. i drive by those places all the time. now i know to not go in there. i have a friend whos older sister is an assistant manager at a jiffy lube. i think it might be one of those they investigated. im gonna ask her about it.
  76. Profile photo of flipz4
    flipz4 Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2006 at 11:52 pm
    I`ve always been thankful that I have 3 mechanics in my family
  77. Profile photo of imachong
    imachong Male 40-49
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    September 6, 2006 at 12:10 pm
    district manager probably thought the whole plot up, just look at the furtive bastard
  78. Profile photo of Helix1976
    Helix1976 Male 18-29
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    September 7, 2006 at 12:57 pm
    i actually heard they use old oil
  79. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
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    September 7, 2006 at 10:44 pm
    outragous.
  80. Profile photo of jtandtauna
    jtandtauna Female 18-29
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    September 8, 2006 at 11:08 pm
    my boyfriend went to get the oil changed in his eclipse at a jiffy lube and, he only lived like 4 or 5 miles from the place, by the time he got home his car sounded so much like sh*t. so he checked the oil and the thing was completely empty. he called a wrecker and had the eclipse taken back to the same place. by the time everything was said and done, the people paid for the wrecker and put oil in his car as he stood there and watched.
  81. Profile photo of green_wrath
    green_wrath Male 18-29
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    September 9, 2006 at 11:00 am
    cant be bothred
  82. Profile photo of Pikachu42
    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    September 12, 2006 at 12:35 am
    This makes me paranoid. As a women, I already have to worry about being ripped off because I guess mechanics don`t think we know much about cars. Thankfully, I have a lot of friends that work on cars, and if they aren`t available to do the repairs themselves, the tell me exactly what I need to get done. I ask as many questions as I can. Again, thankfull all the people I ask questions are able to go into EXTREME detail about what I asked and some other stuff, they even showed me the old parts.
  83. Profile photo of BigGuyMikePA
    BigGuyMikePA Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2006 at 6:48 am
    And people wonder why I have always refused to go to Jiffy Lube...

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